Minnesota Wild (13-7-1) at Arizona Coyotes (10-10-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +118 / Minnesota Wild -132 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 7.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with eight goals, Jordan Greenway has 12 assists and Zach Parise has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 23 goals on 256 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 28 goals on 330 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Christian Dvorak leads Arizona with nine goals, Conor Garland has 13 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 38 goals on 435 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 18 goals on 194 shots.
The Wild are 15-7 in their last 22 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Coyotes are 17-42 in their last 59 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 6-1 in Wild last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 home games. The Wild are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild continue to play their best hockey of the season and remain one of the hotter teams in the league over the last two weeks, and it feels like their defensive effort is getting stronger. The Arizona Coyotes remain a team I fade constantly, as they don't seem to improve from game to game and their offense has been held to two or less goals in six of their last nine contests. I'll continue fading the Coyotes. Give me the Wild and the cheap price.